Tags in Sematext

Tags are sent by Sematext Agent as part of every data point. Tags are shown in the UI as filters and group by elements. They can be used in ad-hoc fashion, but also for Saved Views.

For example, as part of Docker container metrics, the agent sends hostname on which the container is running, container identifier, container name, container image, etc. as tags which appear as filters in UI. Users can then group or filter the container metrics using these tags as well as build custom charts.

Tags in Sematext - tags and filters

If you choose to use 3rd party agents to ship metrics, logs, or any other data, you need to ensure the tag names match those from the Sematext Common Schema. You can, of course, send additional tags.

To read more, check out our Tags documentation.